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Cityscapes: Durbin announces $4.25 million federal grant for Chicago-area regional plan

A day after the unveiling of a long-term regional plan for the Chicago area, Sen. Dick Durbin on Thursday announced a $4.25 million federal grant that will go to the agency that prepared the plan.

The plan, known as Go to 2040, was crafted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) after three years of public hearings and research. The plan calls for the region to create compact, walkable communities instead of auto-dependent sprawl, and recommends a series of measures, including a controversial proposed increase in the state gas tax, to achieve its aims.

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